Damien Duff is still recovering from his ankle injury and will not return until November of this year.
But that has not stopped Damien from singing the praises of his new boss at Newcastle.
He believes the changes Sam has already made at the club will help him with his injury rehabilitation.
Damien Duff – injury prone
Damien has been injury prone his whole career so we hope once he’s fit again those injuries will become less regular as Sam gets him fitter. Once our new training methods and rehabilitation techniques at the training center are fully implemented that should also help Damien.
Damien Duff talked about Sam on the Official Newcastle web-site today:
â€œThe club needed a fresh start,â€
â€œSam did a great job at Bolton and has come in here and sorted everything out, from top to bottom heâ€™s changed things.â€
â€He knows what the club needs and I think we will definitely improve on last year because of that.â€
Allardyce was of course known for the way he transformed Boltonâ€™s physiotherapy department and Damien has seen a similar job completed on Tyneside at close quarters, as he recovers from his ankle operation.
Damien went on:
â€œEveryday Iâ€™m working my socks off to get back playing as soon as I can,â€
â€œEverything has gone okay so far and hopefully it will continue to do so.”
“Sam has changed things on the medical side so thatâ€™s excellent for me.â€
It’s certainly true that once we get our 7 injured players back, Duff, Emre, Babayaro, Owen, Barton, Given and Luque our squad will look a lot better. Then the challenge will be to keep them fit for the season and if we can do that something good will be happening with our physiotherapy department. We certainly need that.
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